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Cogeco Data Services has opened a new data centre in Toronto’s business district.


June 20, 2012  


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Cogeco Data Services has opened a new data centre in Toronto’s business district.

“The trend has been to move data centres outside the downtown core because real estate is at a premium in major economic hubs like Toronto,” said Tony Ciciretto, the firm’s president. “But Canada’s largest business district has unique needs including access to unparalleled speed and the ability to access facilities quickly for maintenance activities or in the event of an emergency. Even brief delays for a financial or business transaction can mean the difference of millions of dollars.”

The facility contains:

* Two onsite uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems to protect against power interference and power fluctuations, and two, innovative emergency generators to safeguard against power interruptions

* Overhead and close-coupled cooling systems that meet the demands of today’s high density equipment

* 100% uptime backed by Service Level Agreements and 24/7/365 onsite monitoring of all environmental, operational and security systems

* Multi-level security system including biometric access controls and advanced video surveillance monitoring

* Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus (VESDA), eco-friendly gas and pre-action dry pipe suppression systems

* Direct private connections to Cogeco Data Services’ optical network with connections up to 10 Gbps and beyond.